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Workshop in Riga,
April 18, 2007

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"Towards an Information Society in the Baltic States"

Date:        April 18, 2007
Venue:     Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel,
               Kugu Street 24, Riga LV-1048, Latvia
               Conference Hall "LIELUPE"

    Organised by IST4Balt Project of the European Commission
and Riga Technical University

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Wednesday, April 18

8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 11:00

IST4Balt Plenary Session (chairman: Prof. Leonid Novitskis)

  • Prof. Leonid Novitskis, Riga Technical University Professor, RTU, Latvia (5 min)

  • Welcome speech
  • Prof. Uldis Sukovskis, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Latvia (5 min)

  • "Introduction to IST4Balt Project"
    Prof. Jean Bonnin, IST4Balt project co-ordinator, president of EDNES, France (5-10 min)

  • "IST4Balt project: How this Coordination Action will support FP7?"
    Dr. Alexander Beriozko, IST4Balt Project Manager, EDNES, France (10 min)

  • Organisation of the workshop

  • Ms. Tatiana Rikure, Riga Technical University, Latvia (5 min)

  • Key-note presentations (chairman: Prof. Leonid Novitskis)

  • "Trends in Technology Based learning: Towards Truly Intelligent Tutoring Systems"
    Prof. Janis Grundspenkis, Head of the Institute of Applied Computer Systems, Riga Technical University, Latvia (25 min)

  • "LivingLabs as Innovation Enabler - A Wearable Computing Case Study"
    Dr. Michael Boronowsky, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) of University of Bremen, Germany (25 min)

  • "Interactive Computer Graphic : Introduction to  Fraunhofer IGD activities"
    Dr. Christoph Hornung, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany (25 min)

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 13:00 Session "Towards an Information Society in the Baltic States" (chairman: Prof. Jean Bonnin)

  • "UNITE Project - Unified eLearning environment for the school : general objectives and Riga 3rd Secondary School Case Study " (25 min)
    + 2nd PPT Presentation
    As. Prof. Vjaceslavs Sitikovs, As. Prof. Juris Lavendels, RTU, Latvia
    Mr. Andris Priekulis, Head of Riga 3rd Secondary School, Latvia
    Mr. Aleksejs Jurenoks, Deputy Director, Riga 3rd Secondary School, Latvia
    Prof. Leonid Novitskis, Ms. Tatiana Rikure, Mr. Mihails Sotnicoks, RTU, Latvia

  • "Virtual Teams Following The Sun"
    Dr. Jean-Claude Marot, JC Consultants, French Polynesia (France) (15 min)

  • "The Electronic Geophysical Year, 2007-2008"
    Prof. Alexei Gvishiani, Geophysical Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (15 min)

  • "EU-Certificates Association: Introducing EQN project of EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme"
    Dr. Anatoly Solovyev, EDNES, France (15 min)
    Dr. Richard Messnarz, ISCN, Austria

  • "Interactive Learning Tools for Sustainable Development"
    As. Prof. Augusts Ruplis, RTU, Latvia
  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch break

    14:00 - 16:00 FP7 Training session in cooperation with Latvian NCP (chairman: Dr. Alexander Beriozko)

  • "The 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission"
    Dr. Jacques Babot, European Commission, Belgium

  • "Overview of FP7 Rules of Participation", "Funding Schemes", "Submission", "Evaluation and Selection"

  • "FP7 ICT Work Programme 2007-2008"

  • "EPSS"
    Mrs. Dina Berzina, Latvian National Contact Point, Latvia

  • "Financial aspects of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)"
    (language: LV)
    Mrs. Inga Sirante, Latvian National Contact Point, Latvia (15 min)

  • "Distance learning as a tool for improving the readiness of utilization of ESF funds"
    As. Prof. Vjaceslavs Sitikovs, RTU, Latvia (15 min),
    As. Prof. Juris Lavendels, RTU, Latvia, V.Minkevicha

  • Discussions
  • 16:00 - 16:20

    Coffee break

    16:20 - 17:00 Discussions Session (chairman: As. Prof. Vjaceslavs Sitikovs )

  • "HAGRID - a gateway to European research. How to continue IST4Balt efforts?"
    Mr. Adam Turowiec, Director of Institute of Communication and Information Technologies Ltd. (ITTI), Poland

  • Discussion topics:
      - HAGRID main objectives, plans and goals
      - FP7, CIP and related initiatives that create opportunities for Baltic States organisations
      - Research / deployment interests from Baltic States partners

  • e-Learning:

  • "E-Learning for Rural School Teachers in Informatics"
    As. Prof. Juris Lavendels, As. Prof. Vjaceslavs Sitikovs, RTU, Latvia (15 min)

  • "Interactive Digital TV, learning and mobile learning - recent efforts"
    Mr. Bruno Zuga, Dr. Atis Kapenieks, Director of Distance Education Study Centre, Riga Technical University, Latvia

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Informal discussions with a glass of wine



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